Fuji FinePix HS10: First Look
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Fujifilm's FinePix HS10 has the look, feel, and controls of a dSLR, with the photos and shooting performance of a common point-and-shoot.
>> Josh Goldman: Hi I'm Josh Goldman Senior Editor for CNET Reviews and this is the Fuji Film FinePix HS10. This camera looks like the ultimate bridge camera. Something that has more shooting abilities than a typical point and shoot but still has a fixed lens, in this case it's a wide angle lens with a manual 30X zoom. It also has a large tilting LCD and an electronic view finder, direct controls for all major settings like ISO, white balance and metering, and shooting modes that take you from fully automatic to fully manual. The combination makes the HS10 a good all in one solution but like many all in one products there are some tradeoffs to be made. If you're expecting photo quality on par with a digital SLR, even an entry level one, you're not going to get that here. Mainly its photos just aren't very sharp and the overall quality drops off rapidly above ISO 400. Shooting performance is also a bit [inaudible] with fairly long shudder lag and shot to shot times. It does have a fast 7 shot burst mode but like most compact camera burst modes, you're left waiting a few seconds for each image to store to your memory card. Despite its issues though those who understand it's limitations and don't mind doing some post shoot editing will likely be pleased with all that the HS10 has to offer. [ Background music ] I'm Josh Goldman and that's a look at the Fuji Film FinePix HS10.